If I Win the Lottery October 21st 2018

The Mega Millions lottery jackpot, as of this writing, is valued at $1.6 BILLION dollars.  That is A-L-O-T of money any way you slice it even after Uncle Sam takes his share. At a recent lunch, two friends and I were...

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“Now you’ll be interviewing with one of our patients.” April 19th 2016

What a fabulous idea! Who better than to 'test' a candidate for a job at a cancer center than a patient?  After all, patients know best!!

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Everyone Has a Story March 20th 2016

I saw "Lady in the Van" today. It's the movie with Maggie Smith playing a homeless woman who lives in a van and is helped by a man who lets her and her van park in his London driveway.  For...

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Not All of Us Have an Aunt Betty February 17th 2016

I don't mean to be brash or insensitive, but we are all going to die.  That's how life works.  So why not prepare for the inevitable?  I'm not talking about assisted suicide, euthanasia or anything like that.  I'm simply referring...

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Next Storm? Protect Your Loved One Who Has Dementia November 25th 2012

November is National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month.  Several weeks ago, many of us and our families were in the midst of dealing with Hurricane (aka Super Storm) Sandy and her destructive aftermath. Days without power or heat, homes destroyed by flooding...

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Just in Case Grandma DOESN’T Get Run Over by a Reindeer… December 16th 2012

The traditional holiday season is once again upon us.  Malls are jammed with shoppers, Santa look-a likes are everywhere, and thousands of ovens crank out home-made cookies, pies, and breads.  Meanwhile, in neighborhoods everywhere, menorahs and Christmas lights blaze into...

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New Year’s Thoughts and Reminders December 31st 2012

Though it comes the same time every year, the New Year's holiday evokes anxiety in people who feel the need to "make resolutions" as they approach the new year.  I take a different approach.  Think of your resolution as a suggestion. ...

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Boston Bomber #2 Taken to Beth Israel/Deaconess Medical Center April 20th 2013

When I heard that the 19 y/o suspect had been apprehended and, because of his injuries, had been taken to the hospital, I thought, "Oh brother, God bless the hospital staff that will be treating and caring for him."  Amidst...

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Happy Nurses’ Week! May 12th 2013

I love Nurses' Week.  It is only fitting that every year since 1954,  the 100th anniversary of Florence Nightingales' mission to the Crimean War, the nursing community is celebrated.  Nurses' WEEK begins on May 6th (since 1982)...

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Six Lessons for Nurse Advocates September 22nd 2012

Many thanks to the planning committee and volunteers who made the 2012 RN-AIM (Registered Nurse Association in Michigan) Annual Conference a smashing success!  This year's theme for the conference, on September 20th and 21st, was "Nurse As...

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